Senior Editor

Since joining Portland Monthly’s editorial team in 2010, Marty has covered books, tech start-ups, porn theater history, and population trends, and written features on the state’s UFO legacy and World Cup soccer fever in Portland. Marty commandeers the magazine’s front-of-the-book Dispatch section and backpage, and co-edits Portland Monthly’s style and design blog, Lookbook.

Burmese by birth and German by childhood, Marty arrived in Portland in 2005 by way of Los Angeles. He completed an MA in Medieval History at Portland State, where he got way into Derrida. When he’s not writing or editing, you can find him standing alongside his lovely wife in the Timbers Army, on his bike, or leveling his Titan.

Fashion News

Portland Outdoor Brand Poler Closes Without a Word

After seven years of camp vibes, Poler has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

01/08/2019 By Eden Dawn

Film

Travis Knight's Transformers Movie Has 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

Bumblebee, directed by the Laika CEO, apparently doesn't suck.

12/26/2018 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Doctors?

We size up those so-called medical experts.

12/21/2018 By Marty Patail

Booze

Ryan Reynolds Drops Hilarious New Ad for Portland-Made Aviation Gin

"An American original ... now owned by a Canadian."

12/13/2018 By Marty Patail

Soccer

Cancel Your Weekend Plans: The Timbers Are Heading to the 2018 MLS Cup

On Saturday, December 8, the Timbers will face off against Atlanta United.

12/07/2018 By Marty Patail

Sports

They Want to Build a Baseball Stadium in Northwest Portland. Here's How It Could Look.

The Portland Diamond Project reached a significant land deal with the city for the Terminal 2 site on NW Front Ave. And the renderings include a mystery gondola.

11/29/2018 By Marty Patail

Brand New

Japanese Lifestyle Store Muji Is Here to Fill the Empty Hole in Your Life

The iconic brand opens its second biggest US location in the former Meier & Frank space.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail and Eden Dawn

Dead Shot

Will This Zombie Adventure Vault Oregon's Video Game Industry to the Next Level?

Days Gone is a Bend-made game set in the shadow of Mount Bachelor and the Three Sisters.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

Good Riddance, 2018

We size up the year that even tried to take away your La Croix.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail

Light a Fire 2018: Inspiring Creativity

Open Signal Brings Education, Access, and Equity to Media Production

The media arts center is out to amplify voices that often go unheard.

10/17/2018 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Thanksgiving?

We size up the annual family feast.

10/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Politics

Kate Brown and Knute Buehler, in Their Own Words

We ask the major-party gubernatorial candidates about what's best for Oregon.

10/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Editor's Note

Why One Portland Monthly Editor Left Old-School Web Design Behind

And now prefers to write about design in all its many forms.

09/18/2018 By Marty Patail

Craft

7 Incredible Oregon-Made Chairs

Welcome to the throne zone.

09/18/2018 By Marty Patail Photography by George Barberis Styled by Beverly James Neel

Love Triangles

Step Inside These 3 Dreamy Oregon A-Frames

With passion, dedication, and a ton of work, three local families revive sterling specimens of the suddenly chic A-frame.

09/18/2018 By Marty Patail Photography by Christopher Dibble

Postscript

Where Should Portland Put the James Beard Public Market?

We've got a few suggestions.

09/18/2018 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Knute Buehler?

We size up the Republican challenger in the Oregon governor's race.

09/11/2018 By Marty Patail

Rocket Science

Donald Trump Wanted to Put a $10 Billion Missile Defense System in Portland

"F*** it, pull it back and put it in Portland!" the president said, according to Bob Woodward's new book.

09/07/2018 By Marty Patail

Film

A New Documentary Tells the Stories Behind the Eagle Creek Fire

This time last year the Gorge was burning. Forest on Fire reflects on the blaze that shocked our state.

09/04/2018 By Marty Patail

Strategies

Attention, Portland: Stop Lining Up to Order a Drink at the Bar

This cannot go on, people.

08/14/2018 By Marty Patail